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Cold Wave Further Intensifies in North India

The rain and snowfall added to chill in the air and led to the dip in temperature in the region. 

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NEW DELHI: Cold wave further intensified in the northern parts of the country following yesterday’s rain and snowfall. States including Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh received rainfall while Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand witnessed snowfall and rain in various areas.

The rain and snowfall added to chill in the air and led to the dip in temperature in the region.

Yesterday National Capital Delhi and adjoining areas received light to moderate rainfall. The city had received 10.6 millimeters rainfall.


The Weatherman has predicted cloudy sky and today’s Maximum and Minimum temperature are likely to hover around 16 and 9 degrees Celsius.

In Uttarakhand, life has been disrupted following the snowfall rain and dense fog in the state. As per reports Road transport and train services have been badly affected in the plain areas of the state. It also affected the Air services also affected this morning. Many roads have been blocked in the state following the snowfall.

Mussoorie gets heavy Spell of snow during last 24 hours. Schools and Anganwadi Kendra at few places including Nainital have been closed due to bad weather conditions.



Nainital also received fresh spell of snowfall. A large number of tourists are reaching there to enjoy snowfall.

Yesterday:

Rain and fresh snowfall in several parts in North India have thrown life out of gear. The incessant rain and snowfall in Uttarakhand has disrupted the normal life. Many famous tourist destinations including  Mussoorie, Dhanaulti, Chakrata, Pauri, Auli are covered in snow. More than 200 villages are cut off from the rest of the world.

The basic amenities like electricity and water supply has been affected immensely. Roads are blocked in Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Tehri, Pithoragarh and Bageshwar. The Met department has predicted cold day conditions in the next few days. In view of the weather forecast schools and Anganwadi centres will remain closed tomorrow and day after in some districts.

High-altitude areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh experienced moderate to heavy snowfall. Authorities in Ladakh had issued a low-danger avalanche warning in various areas and asked people to avoid venturing into the avalanche-prone areas during the next 24 hours.
In Himachal Pradesh, most of the high and mid-hills received heavy snowfall today.


State capital Shimla experienced seasons heaviest snowfall which blocked many circuit roads. Tourists are thronging in large numbers to the major tourist hotspots of state to experience snowfall.
Rain lashed Delhi and NCR this morning, bringing the mercury down and also causing traffic snarls in various parts of Delhi. Met official said, the minimum temperature was recorded at 9.3 degrees Celsius.

Cold wave conditions persisted in Rajasthan too. Parts of the state received rainfall in past 24 hours. A meteorological department official said, Jaisalmer was the coldest place in the state with minimum temperature at 7.3 degrees.

In Odisha, cold wave conditions continued with Daringibadi in Kandhamal district remaining to be the coldest place in the state recording a minimum temperature of 7 degrees Celsius.

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HISTORIC: 644 Terrorists From 8 Terror Groups Surrender With Arms In Assam

The terrorists have deposited 177 arms, huge ammunition and other explosive materials.

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GUWAHATI (Assam): 644 militants from 8 outfits on Thursday laid down their arms in Guwahati, Assam before Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and senior officials.

Among those who surrendered include 50 terrorists from ULFA (Independence), 8 of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), 178 from Adivashi Dragon Fighter (ADF).

The terrorists have deposited 177 arms, huge ammunition and other explosive materials.

Welcoming the militants to the mainstream, Chief Minister Sonowal appealed them to contribute in the nation-building process. He said that laying down of arms would further boost the peace process in the state.


Terming it as one of the largest instances of the terrorist surrender in Assam, Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said January 23 would henceforth be marked as a special day.

Mahanta said this will impact the peace process favourably. He hoped that more boys in different extremist groups would come forward to join this peace process.

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Azad Hind Pays Homage To Subhas Chandra Bose On His 123rd Birth Anniversary

In 2018, the PM had also renamed 3 Andaman & Nicobar Islands as a tribute to Netaji.

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BHARAT: An indebted nation and millions of countrymen are paying homage to Subhash Chandra Bose, who is considered as the most iconic and influential freedom fighters of India, on his 123rd birthday. t was on this day in 1897, Netaji was born in Cuttack, Odisha.

Bose, who is also referred to as ‘Netaji’ for his extraordinary leadership skills, is regarded by the world and his ardent admirers as a charismatic orator. His iconic exhortations ‘tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe aazadi dunga,’ ‘Jai Hind’ and ‘Delhi Chalo’ sparked patriotism in the hearts of many Indians during the struggle for freedom from the British Raj.

Last year, PM Modi inaugurated a museum dedicated to Subhas Chandra Bose at the iconic Red Fort to mark his 122nd birth anniversary. The museum inaugurated by PM Modi dedicated to the legendary freedom fighter and his Indian National Army showcased various artefacts related to Bose.


A wooden chair and sword used by Bose, his medals, uniforms, badges were put on a display that day in the Bose Museum. On the same day, the PM inaugurated the Yaad-e-Jallian Museum (dedicated to Jallianwala Bagh and World War I), the Museum on 1857 – India’s first war of Independence, and Drishyakala – Indian art-based Museum within the Red Fort complex.

A few months ahead of that in October 2018, PM Modi also hoisted the national flag at Red Fort and had unveiled the plaque commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind Government, formed by “Netaji”.

In 2018, the PM had also renamed 3 Andaman & Nicobar Islands as a tribute to Netaji. The Ross Island was renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep and Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep.



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3 Hizbul Mujahideen Terrorists, Including A Former Cop, Killed In Encounter In J&K

Forces launched a cordon and search operation in Wacchi area of Shopian district following information about the presence of terrorists there.

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SHOPIAN (Jammu-Kashmir UT): Three terrorists were killed in an encounter between terrorists and security forces in South Kashmir’s Shopian district of  Jammu & Kashmir today.

One of the terrorists was identified as Adil Sheikh, a special police officer (SPO) who had deserted the force in 2018 and decamped with seven AK assault rifles from the official residence of then MLA Wacchi Aijaz Ahmad Mir from Jawahar Nagar area of the city. The other two terrorists have been identified as Waseem Ahmed Wani and Hidayatullah Malik.

Security sources said that a joint party of security forces launched a cordon and search operation on the basis of the presence of terrorists in Wachi Zainapora area in the district.


Hiding terrorists had fired on approach, triggering gunfight during which three terrorists were killed. Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the encounter site.

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